Suspect Detained in Battery Incident in Knox Park


The Knox City Police Department is investigating the battery of a 14-year-old boy in Wythogan park on Monday night.

According to witness statements given to a Knox officer, a male juvenile had approached the victim in the park and struck him on the head. The victim fell and struck his head on the concrete walkway. The suspect, later identified as a Knox resident, was in a gold-colored passenger car with four other people that left the scene.

Emergency personnel tended to the victim and transported him to IU Health Starke Hospital. He was later airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital.

An off-duty police officer with the LaPorte City Police Department later located the vehicle in the Parkview area, as stated in a news release. The juvenile was detained and has a preliminary charge of battery.

The case has been turned over to the Starke County Probation Department.